I've been instructed to make a local account on a small group of Macs that I manage, and have that account automatically login at startup. I'm aware of how to create the accounts using Casper Imaging or Casper Remote, however, I can't seem to figure out how to get the account to login automatically. Is this setting available to be configured through a managed preference or a terminal command that can be scripted.
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This is a snippet from one of my post image script examples I posted here a long time ago
/usr/bin/osascript <<AppleScript tell application "System Events" keystroke "$local_stushort" keystroke return delay 3.0 keystroke "$local_stupasswd" delay 3.0 keystroke tab keystroke return end tell AppleScript
Just fill in the variables and it will run at the login window, or at least it did as of 10.6.8.
here's a luggage makefile to produce a pkg that sets this autologin user:
by the same token, you can handle this with a simple script as long as the account exists already, or do it when creating the account.